The Expedition Overland crew have left their mark on the overland world, traveling to 16 countries and 12 states, and building more than a dozen expedition-ready vehicles.
Now they’re back with “The Last Frontier,” a new video series that has a seven-person Expedition Overland (XOverland) crew driving three overlanding Toyotas and an off-road trailer into the Alaskan wilderness. This time, XOverland founder Clay Croft brings his 16-year-old son, Cyrus, along as part of the team.
The five-episode series starts with a look at XOverland’s first campsite and the vehicles the team has brought along for the adventure. These include a pair of brand-new Toyota Tacoma pickups, a 2021 called Atigun, a 2020 called Raven, a 2015 4Runner known as Clone (because it’s a copy of a previous build the brand has done), and an X3 Patriot Camper.
Though the builds are thorough enough to deserve in-depth videos of their own, the first video in the series showcases mods like Atigun’s Icon suspension, General tires, regeared differentials, and CBI skidplates and bumpers. Chainsaws, solar panels, a fridge, and a gun rack are a few of the basics found in the PCOR tray bed, which has replaced the standard truck bed.
‘The Last Frontier’ Video Series
Through the five-part series, the team explores Alaskan fishing villages and towns, then moves further into the wild, exploring places normally only accessible by specially modified bush planes. Eventually, the crew points their modified Toyotas in the direction of Knik Glacier.
Episode four takes the Expedition Overland team toward the top of the world, while episode five slows down the pace with some time for the crew to relax, relive, and do some fishing. Expect to see things like horseback riding, rappelling, canoeing, rafting, camp cooking, and all the latest overland toys in use in these cinematic short films.
If you’re an overlander or aspiring overlander, the series is full of lessons, tips, and overlanding experiences. Even if you’re not, the series showcases some of the most beautiful scenery in America — all with Croft’s narration providing a soothing overlay, instead of the drama and exaggeration typical of a reality show.
Check out the full “The Last Frontier” YouTube video series.
Should “The Last Frontier” leave you wanting more, Expedition Overland has more than a dozen playlists of similar off-road adventures from years of exploration around the globe. Check out the XOverland YouTube channel for more.
You can also dive deeper into the vehicle builds and the people behind the videos at XOverland.com.